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    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic...

    EU warns Russian-Ukraine conflict near ‘point of no return’
    Aug31

    EU warns Russian-Ukraine conflict near ‘point of no return’

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. French President Francois Hollande and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said at the summit that the...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: “We Are Very Close to the Point of No Return”
    Aug31

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: “We Are Very Close to the Point of No Return”

    Amid a backdrop of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists… Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, attending an EU summit in Brussels, says the EU has agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Front Pages from Around the Globe
    Aug31

    Front Pages from Around the Globe

    Fighters with the Islamic State group captured a major military air base in Syria’s northeast on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadist group, activists and state media said. Israeli air strikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping...

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug31

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

    By Matthew Fisher, Postmedia News Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. The British-led...

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine
    Aug31

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine

    European leaders meeting say they are preparing to hand down additional sanctions. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals
    Aug31

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he...

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Aug31

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work”...

    EU Sets Russia Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions
    Aug31

    EU Sets Russia Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is giving Russia a one-week ultimatum to scale back its intervention in Ukraine or face additional economic sanctions. EU summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy said early Sunday that the bloc’s 28 leaders tasked its executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work for consideration within a week.” He says...

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President
    Aug31

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President

    The European Union chose new leadership Saturday, announcing Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Turk as its new council president. EU leaders chose Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to succeed Catherine Ashton as head of foreign policy for the 28-nation bloc. Former Belgian Prime Minster Herman Van Rompuy, who currently heads the...